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How-To Video is a palindrome film loop set on a worktable where two DIY-ers gather the tools needed for various home improvement projects amidst a milieu of building products, tutorials, and geological origins. Working its way back through time, the film sheds light on the how-to of finishing, framing, plumbing, insulating, excavating, and forward again.

How-to Video, 8:14 minutes, video projection onto worktable, 2021, produced by Christine Giorgio and narrated by Sylvia Milo.